Hike the Indian Seats Trail

4 Miles Round Trip - 600 ft gain - Loop Trail

Sawnee Mountain Indian Seats Trail - Search Nearby - Added by Alan Maxcy

This is a fun easy hike that is great for families but still a decent workout too. Just 40 miles from Atlanta with bathrooms and easy parking at the trailhead, you'll find beautiful views at the summit.

The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is easy to get to with a GPS and offers plenty of parking. To get to the Indian Seats Trail you will start down a short (.17 mile) trail that will take you to the trailhead. The Indian Seats Trail is a loop so once you reach the marked trail you can go either left or right (all roads lead to the Indian Seats). The trail will take you around to the backside of the mountain where you will begin your ascent up a few switchbacks. The hike features both evergreens and deciduous trees, so hiking in October and November will offer some of Georgia's beautiful fall foliage. There are also a few gated goldmine entrances along the way. The hike is well marked so finding your way to the summit should not be a problem.

The overlook offers a beautiful view of Georgia's Blue Ridge mountains as well as the sunset (The summit faces Northwest). The trail is named after the natural indentations in the rocks at the top of the mountain. It is said that this is where the Cherokee Indians would sit and meditate. This is a perfect day hike if you don't have time to make it up to North GA, but still want to feel like you are out of the city.

Here is the link for the Trail Map.

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Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

4 Miles
600 ft elevation gain
Loop Trail

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Easy Hike

Very easy hike. Went by quickly. View is okay, but still fun to climb on the rocks at the top.

Nice But Crowded

It's a great view that is breath taking but the only problem is the MASSIVE amount of people! You'll have to shoulder your way threw people to see it.

Lovely View!

We enjoyed the forest and the gorgeous view at the top! Only downside, it's very popular.